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AUGUST 30, 2010 EST, USA
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Arrests made in maid's nail torture, Sri Lankan officials say
CNN, Aug 30. Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN) -- A Saudi employer and his wife, who are accused of torturing a Sri Lankan housemaid by hammering nails into her body, have been arrested in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, officials at the Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry said Monday.

Saudi Arabian authorities could not be reached immediately for verification. No further details were available.

The two suspects have not been named.

Doctors at a Sri Lankan hospital operated for three hours Friday to remove 18 nails and metal particles allegedly hammered into the arms, legs and forehead of a maid by her Saudi employer. More...Discuss this story
Published: Mon Aug 30 09:16:08 EDT 2010

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Sri Lankan Tamils seek refugee status in Canada - Xinhua, 2010-08-29 14:00:25 EST. The COLOMBO, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- At last, these Sri Lankan Tamils reached the alien soil ending their harrowing sea journey through the Pacific. The controversial ship claimed to be carrying Tamil Tiger rebels (Liberation of Tamil Tigers of Eelam, or the LTTE) of Sri Lanka was under the naval microscope for over three months and at last the radars detected its destination -- Canada, which has banned the LTTE as a terrorist organization... Back to the top

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